Chicana/o Studies Celebration Reception

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the keynote conference in a year honoring the dramatic events that gave rise to Chicano/a Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and to the transformative contributions of Chicano/a and Latinx students, staff and faculty to the intellectual life of the University over the following 50 years. The conference will commemorate the 50thanniversary of El Plan de Santa Barbara on the 22-23 of February, with a weekend of expert panel discussions, receptions, and performances. Through this yearlong commemoration, we aspire to catalyze collective efforts in the coming 50 years, to continue building a more equitable, diverse and inclusive University, and to complete the ambitious agenda that the architects of El Plan left for future generations.

FEB 22 9AM-5PM         McCune Conference Room 6020 HSSB

FEB 22 5PM-7PM          Mosher Alumni House, Celebration Reception

Honoring alumnus Cástulo de la Rocha '73, President and CEO, AltaMed

FEB 23 9:30AM-5PM   MultiCultural Center

FEB 23 5PM-6PM          Loma Pelona Center,

Special Performance by Chicano Secret Service


El Plan de Santa Barbara 50 Year Anniversary Conference is free and open to the public.

About the Department of Chicana/o Studies

New Knowledge, Changing Worlds

The Department of Chicana/o Studies is a venue for the interdisciplinary and multi-method study of social justice within Chicana/o/x, Latina/o/x and Indigenous cultures, communities and experiences. The Department was created to critically educate members of society, including leaders in education, in the law and public policy, and in social and environmental justice non-profit organizations. Over the past fifty years, students have become advocates for their communities, aided by their education in Chicana/o Studies, and now they have the option of pursuing doctoral degrees. The Department of Chicana/o Studies was the first in the nation to create such a doctorate and continues to lead the field with faculty producing innovative research and new Ph.D.s entering the professoriate.

Celebration Reception Registration:

“Celebrating a 50-year Legacy of Chicana/o Studies at UCSB”
Honoring alumnus Cástulo de la Rocha '73, President and CEO, AltaMed
Friday, February 22, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Mosher Alumni House
UC Santa Barbara

For conference programming information contact:
Prof. Mario T. García,
Prof. Gerardo Aldana,

For Celebration Reception contact:
Lauren Cain,

Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Chicano Studies Institute
Office of the Chancellor
College of Letters & Science Council of Deans
Dean of Social Sciences
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Las Maestras Center
Alumni Affairs
Office of Development
Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office

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